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Workers in 9 regions to get pay hike
philstar.com - 2018-07-18
MANILA, Philippines -- Minimum wage earners in nine regions will get a salary increase, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced yesterday. The wage boards in Cagayan Valley, Calabarzon, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas ...

DOTr OKs original proponent status for NAIA Consortium
philstar.com - 2018-07-18
Under the proposal, the upgrade would be undertaken in phases, with Phase 1 covering improvements and expanding the terminals in the current land area to bring annual capacity to 65 million passengers, and Phase 2 involving building an additional runway ...

Duterte attends PAL Chairman Tan's birthday celebration, pledges support for flag carrier
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-18
It's a much-improved relationship between the two, in contrast to the past when the President criticized Tan, even warning he would close PAL's hub, Terminal 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), if the company did not pay its taxes.

USC cancer institute funded by Larry Ellison finds home in West L.A.
Los Angeles Times - 2018-07-17
A pioneering cancer-research center funded by tech mogul Larry Ellison will launch next April in an office complex being built near a light-rail stop in West Los Angeles. The Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC on Exposition ...

Jeepney operators get fuel vouchers
philstar.com - 2018-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The government started the distribution of fuel vouchers for jeepney operators on Monday. The initial batch of recipients of the fuel subsidy program can get their vouchers of P5,000 each at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) main ...

COA audits DOTr
philstar.com - 2018-07-17
Sabi na nga ba something was not right. Now the Commission on Audit (COA) has confirmed our suspicions about the ability of the Department of Transportation to get things done. It is not just the DOTr under Art Tugade, but also DOTC under Jun Abaya.

Late buying lifts stocks to green zone anew
philstar.com - 2018-07-17
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market managed to recover yesterday on late buying after languishing in the red on Monday. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) edged up by 12.24 points, or 0.16 percent, to end at 7,381.68, while the ...

Lessons from KISS!, Wimbledon and football 2018, and the draft federal constitution
philstar.com - 2018-07-17
Management experts tell us about the virtue of KISS! -"Keep It Simple, Stupid!" In short, this advice or admonition means "the simpler, the better." Perhaps, wisdom epitomizes the phrase, "Less is more!" Application of KISS! to many aspects ...

Teens glued to phones risk 'modest' rise in ADHD symptoms: study
YAHOO! - 2018-07-17
Tampa (AFP) - Could teenagers suffer symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder after engaging in excessive smartphone use? A new study out Tuesday says digital overload could be linked to a "modest" but significant rise in new ADHD behaviors ...

Banks--the Unexpected Heroes in the War Against Human Trafficking
Fortune - 2018-07-17
Congress in March passed a historic statute to combat sex trafficking. It incentivizes Internet companies to remove sex trafficking-related content, such as advertisements for escorts. Banks and other financial institutions, which may unwittingly handle ...

Khloe Kardashian Has Already Lost 33 Pounds Since Giving Birth To True
YAHOO! - 2018-07-17
Khloe Kardashian revealed on her app that she's lost 33 pounds since giving birth to her daughter True just three months ago. Khloe, 34, said she was shocked to learn that she had lost that much weight that quickly. The reality TV star credits her weight ...

Architecture of the Philippines, for the country
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-17
In Photo: El Museo del Prado en Filipinas was launched during Dia del Libro 2017 at the Ayala Triangle. WILLIAM TI has always believed in the future of architecture as a possible Philippine brand and not just as a practice. Having organized several ...

Ubisoft Posts Record First Quarter Sales, Looks Ahead To Crowded Holiday And China Market
Forbes - 2018-07-17
Ubisoft announced a record first quarter, with sales nearly doubled from last year to $466 million, beating its own forecast of $407 million. The Paris-based company highlighted its back catalog and continued "player reoccurring investment" in live ...

More Screen Time For Teens Linked To ADHD Symptoms
NPR - 2018-07-17
Most teens today own a smartphone and go online every day, and about a quarter of them use the internet "almost constantly," according to a 2015 report by the Pew Research Center. Now a study published Tuesday in JAMA suggests that such frequent use of ...

FDA looks to make more prescription drugs available over the counter
Upi.com - 2018-07-17
July 17 (UPI) --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to simplify the process of making some prescription drugs available over the counter and without physician approval. The FDA on Tuesday released draft guidelines on how a streamlined process could ...

Tech giants, civil liberties coalition urges Congress to pass email privacy law
ZDNet - 2018-07-17
Over 50 civil liberties and tech groups have called on Congress to ensure an email privacy bill is passed as part of a defense spending package. The Email Privacy Act, which passed by the House earlier this year, will prevent the government from accessing ...

Save over $400 on this massive Prime Day bundle: Get a Samsung Galaxy, Echo, Samsung SmartThings Home kit, and Echo Spot
Mashable - 2018-07-17
This is one of the best bundles on Amazon during Prime Day. That's saying a lot since Prime Day is all about saving you money. When you connect the Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit with the Amazon Echo and Echo Spot, you can control the security ...

All the best camera deals for Amazon Prime Day: GoPro Hero Sessions, Kodak instant cameras, and more
Mashable - 2018-07-17
We rounded up the best deals on the top brands in cameras, such as Kodak, Polaroid, Amazon, and GoPro, which has big savings on the Hero Session action cam. Amazon is also offering deep savings on camera accessories like lenses and light rings for all your ...

Allergic reactions may protect skin against cancer, study says
Upi.com - 2018-07-17
July 17 (UPI) --Allergic reactions to component of the immune system may also help protect skin against cancer, according to a study. These early-stage findings, which were published Monday in the journal Nature Immunology, may lead to new skin cancer ...

EU's Vestager to brief Google CEO ahead of record Android fine: source
Business Insider - 2018-07-17
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager will brief Google CEO Sundar Pichai by telephone later on Tuesday on her ruling on the company's Android mobile operating system, a person familiar with the matter said. The phone call is in line ...

Akamai Technologies sees potential for PHL business
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-17
In the Philippines, Mr. Penaflor said the company is "very excited" about its plans for the future as the government, the banking sector, universities and homegrown e-commerce sites undergo an online transformation. E-commerce, for instance ...

Bank of America profit beats on consumer loan growth, lower expenses
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-17
Banks have been broadly expected to report higher investment banking fees this year as lower US corporate tax rates and a friendlier regulatory environment encourage deal making. Moynihan acknowledged on a call with analysts that the bank is ...

Amazon's Prime Day is off to a red hot start, despite glitches
CNN Money - 2018-07-17
Despite tech glitches, Amazon Prime Day has been a huge success so far. Sales soared by 89% in the first 12 hours of Prime Day compared to the first 12 hours last year, according to Feedvisor, a software company that uses algorithm and machine learning to ...

OK sa DepEd converges health programs towards social development
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-17
adding that the Department will also seek the support of agencies including the Department of Health (DOH), Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB), and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). Meanwhile, Sevilla added that the Department is looking forward to ...

OK sa DepEd converges health programs towards social development
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-17
... National Drug Education Program (NDEP); Adolescent Reproductive Health Education (ARH); Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools (WinS) Program; and medical, nursing, and dental services, through health booths and exhibits, caravan, forums ...

Transport Secretary: Fewer MRT trains to run during three-year repair
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- Transport authorities said Tuesday fewer Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3 trains will be operational starting August while the line is undergoing rehabilitation and maintenance. Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade said ...

Present environment not conducive to constitutional reform -- academe
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- An academic expert said the country's present environment is 'not conducive' to constitutional reform. In the Senate committee hearing on constitutional amendments and revision of codes Tuesday, Dr. Ronald ...

BoC to expand data-sharing efforts with other agencies
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-17
Mr. Lapeña was referring to the patrol vessels that were acquired through loans from European banking institutions under the Philippine Port and Coast Guard Capability Development Project (PCG Vessels Project). Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III ...

Business groups lobby PAL for Davao-Japan flights
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-17
DAVAO CITY -- Filipino and Japanese business groups have asked flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) to open direct flights between Davao City and Japan to boost tourism and trade links. "We must not wait for them (Japanese) to come, let us come up ...

'No strings attached' in Chinese grants to PH
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- President Rodrigo Duterte led the groundbreaking ceremony for two bridge projects, both of which were from Chinese grants. The event was held Tuesday in Intramuros, Manila. The projects cost over ?5 billion but ...

Investors turn attention to earnings reports
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-17
The same list showed eight that lost, including Security Bank Corp. (down 0.19% to P211.60), Megawide Construction Corp. (4.41% to P18.20) and Bank of the Philippine Islands (1.14% to P95.50 apiece).

Peso up ahead of Powell speech
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-17
Meanwhile, Michael L. Ricafort, economist at Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., attributed strengthening of the peso to the good remittances data released on Monday. Money sent home by Filipinos abroad amounted to $2.469 billion in May, the biggest since ...

Duterte trusts China 'will be fair' on South China Sea row
philstar.com - 2018-07-17
Eight out of 10 Filipinos or 81 percent think the government should not "leave China alone with its infrastructures and military presence" in Philippine-claimed areas in the South China Sea, according to a Social Weather Stations poll conducted last June.

'Henry' intensifies into a tropical storm, exits PH - PAGASA
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- Weather officials said Tropical Depression Henry intensified into a tropical storm as it barreled its way out of Philippine territory on Tuesday. It has been given the international name "Son-tihn." In its 4 p.m ...

Professional skepticism: Varying views
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-17
Below represent some significant inputs from identified professional bodies: Americian Institute of Certified Public ... Initial professional development--professional values, ethics, and attitudes, identifies "professional skepticism and professional ...

DepEd, DOH to work on apps to monitor students immunized with Dengvaxia
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Health (DOH) are working together to develop software applications to monitor the health status of students who received the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine.

RCBC Savings Bank promotes SME growth
BusinessMirror - 2018-07-17
Over 70 entrepreneurs attended the recently held Grow SME (small and medium enterprises) forum on June 20 in Cauayan, Isabela, to listen to industry experts talk about the entrepreneurial mind-set and how to make it happen. Organized by RCBC Savings Bank ...

Wild mushrooms send 5 soldiers in Abra to hospital
philstar.com - 2018-07-17
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines -- Five soldiers stationed in remote Bucloc town in Abra were rushed to a rural health facility after complaining of stomach pains, headache and diarrhea Monday afternoon. Sgt. Leo Tiwing Lobrino Jr., Cpls. Rence Garma Molina and ...

DAR AgNor launches Farm Business School for agrarian-farmers
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-07-17
TUBAY, Agusan del Norte, July 17 -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) of Agusan del Norte has intensified its effort to enhance the knowledge in agricultural productivity and promote economic activity under the recently launched Farm Business School ...

EXCLUSIVE: Proposed constitution asserts PH claims over West PH Sea, Sabah
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- The proposed new constitution asserts the country's sovereignty over the West Philippine Sea and its historical claim to Sabah. This was confirmed Tuesday by Consultative Committee (ConCom) member and former ...

Coca-Cola Philippines supports government reintegration program for OFWs with entrepreneurship training
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-17
According to a study conducted by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies on The Social ... Development Authority (TESDA), developed and implemented the Sari-sari Training and Access to Resources (STAR) Program since as part of the 5by20 global ...

Philippines, United Kingdom eyeing talks on bilateral free trade despite Brexit
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-07-17
"They appreciate the strong campaigns of government on anti-competition policies, ease of doing business, regulatory reforms, and MSME [micro, small and medium enterprises] training," said Lopez. He said the Philippines was liberalizing its foreign ...

Authorities start evacuation of residents near Marikina River
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- Local authorities are asking residents living near Marikina River to start evacuating. The water level in Marikina River reached 16.6 meters above sea level at 4 p.m., prompting local officials to raise the ...

Revised federal charter lets President Duterte step down before his term ends
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- The Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution finally gave in to President Rodrigo Duterte. Under the final draft of the proposed federal charter released Tuesday, Duterte will step ...

NBI recommends charges vs. Aquino, 2 others over Dengvaxia mess
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- Former President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday said he was taken by surprise at how the National Bureau of Investigation came up with its recommendation to file technical malversation charges against him without ...

Chinese research vessel docks in Davao City
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday said a Chinese research vessel has been allowed to dock in Davao City. "We know about it. The Chinese ambassador wrote to the Secretary of Foreign Affairs (Alan ...

Asia stocks mixed as Japan outperforms on yen drop
BusinessWorld - 2018-07-17
Stock price movements are seen on a screen at a securities company in Beijing. -- AFP Asian equities were mixed Tuesday as investors assess whether corporate earnings can deliver on high expectations against a backdrop of trade tensions. Treasuries and the ...

SC scolds Sereno for public statements against justices
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday reprimanded former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for publicly discussing her ouster case and issuing statements against the justices in violation of court rules. "The Court ...

Office of the President wants NDRRMC abolition, new Department of Disaster Resilience by year-end
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- The President is gunning for a disaster agency bill to be passed into law by the end of the year, Undersecretary for Disaster Resilience Karen Jimeno said Tuesday. The bill, which is still being developed, will ...

Supreme Court endorses Justice Martires as next Ombudsman
CNN Philippines - 2018-07-17
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 17) -- Associate Justice Samuel Martires was unanimously recommended by his peers at the Supreme Court to replace Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, who is retiring on July 26. Supreme Court Spokesperson Theodore Te on ...

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